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The law in Ohio allows tipped employees to be paid below the typical minimum wage on the assumption that they will make at or above minimum wage when tips are accounted for. However, if an employer fails to pay tips or engages in illegal tip pooling, this can significantly affect a person’s wages. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, LLC, we are here to help if you need a Cleveland unpaid tip or tip-pooling violation attorney by your side. Let us investigate your allegations and work diligently to recover any unpaid wages you are entitled to.
Many people know that tipped employees can be paid one-half of minimum wage in tipped occupations, which is $4.65 per hour in Ohio, plus tips in 2022. But not everyone is aware of the conditions employers must meet in order to avoid paying the full minimum wage ($9.30 per hour in Ohio in 2022).
Some unscrupulous restaurants have employees who work for tips alone without any hourly pay. If your employer is taking a tipped credit and paying you less than minimum wage, or if you have any questions about your pay, call the experienced wage and hour trial lawyers at Scott & Winters Law Firm for a free consultation.
Our goal is to fully investigate your allegations. This will include analyzing your pay stubs, employment agreement, and the practices of your employer when it comes to paying employees. We will examine their current and past practices concerning employee payments to uncover any discrepancies and/or patterns of deceptive pay behavior.
If you believe that your employer has not paid your tips fairly, or if your employer has engaged in illegal tip pooling, we need to reach out to an attorney immediately. At Scott & Winters Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling complex wage violation claims, and we have the resources necessary to fully investigate your employer. The goal of our Cleveland unpaid tips attorneys is to ensure that you receive any wages you are entitled to, including back pay and interest on that pay. You can contact us for a free consultation and we are always available when you call (216) 912-2221.